Husky Highlights

October 8, 2021

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Fall Carnival Planning & PTO

We will meet on Tuesday, October 12 at 4:30 p.m. for a regular meeting and final carnival details.


If weather permits, we will meet at the pavilion so students can play on the playground.

Tub or Treat

PTO is sponsoring a Tub or Treat for Hodgesville students and siblings at 4:15 on October 16.


We need families to bring a tub - decorated or not - and hand out treats to students.


At 4:15 p.m. we will ask our students to line up on the track and make their rounds to all the tubs to collect candy.


If you plan to set up, prepare 125 - 150 bags of goodies.


Students are welcome to wear costumes, but there will not be a contest.

PK Schedule Change

Due to our Halloween Field Trip / Party being held on Friday, October 29 we need to change our PK schedule.


PK students will be OFF on Monday, October 25.


Students will ATTEND on Friday, October 29.

Snyder Pumpkin Farm Field Trip (PK - 2nd Monday, Oct. 11 and 3rd - 5th Tuesday, Oct. 18)

Parents are welcome to meet us at Snyder Pumpkin Farm at 15631 Seneca Trail, Huttonsville, WV 26273.


Admission for Adults - $5.00. Pumpkins are an additional fee.


We ask that families travel to Snyder Farms and meet us there. When the bus arrives, please join the line with your children and follow the directions of the teacher and farm staff.


We will be dividing into 3 groups for the activities.


Lunch will be on site with all children being provided with a school packed lunch. Students may bring a lunch if they wish. Parents may bring a lunch and join us.


We will have a sign out sheet available at the end of the field trip for any parents who prefer to transport their child home.

First Graders Learn All About Apples

The 1st grade students studied about apples and the different trees and parts of the world they come from. Then the students made a class apple orchard and designed and created their own apple pickers to pick apples from the orchard. We ended with apple pie in a cup!

After School Learning Opportunity

We are excited to announce Upshur County Schools has hired, Mrs. Marlena Reed, 3rd grade teacher, and Ms. Jordon Barr, CIS, as after school learning teachers for 2 hours per week at Hodgesville Elementary School.


The purpose of this FREE learning program is to work with 20 – 30 students in grades K – 5 who can quickly recover skills and close learning gaps formed during the chaos of last year.


Our program is set up to provide an hour of FREE after school learning in Math and Reading for K-2 and an hour of after school learning for 3 – 5. Students will work with Mrs. Reed and Ms. Barr using Dreambox, a challenging computer activity, for Math and SIIPS Reading Intervention. Students will be provided support in both subjects by the teachers based on assessment data.


We have provided invitations to students based on STAR scores and teacher recommendation.


If you did not receive a letter and would be interested in this opportunity for your child, we would be happy to add them to a waiting list. Just let Mrs. Phillips know!

October Field Trips

During the month of October, our students will have the following opportunities:

October 11 - Grades PK, K, 1, 2 will visit Snyder Pumpkin Farm and Corn Maze in Huttonsville, WV. We will depart HES at8:30 a.m and return at 1:00 p.m. Students will get to pick a pumpkin, explore farm equipment, and learn about growing corn and pumpkins. Students will be provided with a packed lunch that we will eat at the farm. Students may bring their own packed lunch, if they choose.
PARENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO MEET US AT THE FARM!!!

October 18 - Grades 3, 4, 5 will visit Snyder Pumpkin Farm and Corn Maze in Huttonsville, WV. We will depart HES at8:30 a.m and return at 1:00 p.m. Students will get to pick a pumpkin, explore farm equipment, and learn about growing corn and pumpkins. Students will be provided with a packed lunch that we will eat at the farm. Students may bring their own packed lunch, if they choose.
PARENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO MEET US AT THE FARM!!!

October 29 - All students - PK, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 - will travel to the WV Wildlife Center in French Creek for our Halloween activity. We will depart HES at 10:30 a.m. with arrival at WV Wildlife Center by 11:30 a.m. We will depart the WV Wildlife Center at 1:30 for a return to HES at 2:30 p.m.

While at the Wildlife Center, the Upshur County Extension Office will set up a Kids Fruit & Veggie Market at the pavilion. All students will "shop" for FREE fruits and veggies. Parents are encouraged to attend so they can transport the food home.

We will have school packed lunches at the pavilion. Students may pack their own lunch.
PARENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO MEET US AT THE FARM!!!

Dragons Love Tacos

October 12 at 5:30 p.m.


Families are invited to school to hear about grade level skills AND to make walking tacos with their children!!


We will have 2 sessions:


5:30 p.m.

6:00 p.m.


We hope to see you here so you can enjoy walking tacos with your child!!

Comfort Closet

If you have gently used clothing in children's sizes, especially pants, we can use them in our Comfort Closet.


Just drop them off to the secretary and we will make use of them!!

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Our Family Handbook - Also available on our website

Our Vision, Core Beliefs, and Goal

Our Core Beliefs / Mission

We at HES are dedicated to providing all students with knowledge and skills to become college and career ready in an environment emphasizing the PAX Good Behavior Game, which includes peace, productivity, health and happiness with the core belief “I better my world, and I better myself.”


It is our desire to:


- Provide a nurturing, consistent environment which emphasizes the development of the individual child’s social, emotional, physical, and academic growth.


- To teach all children so they may achieve their highest academic potential utilizing authentic learning experiences, to build a foundation to become college and career ready, and to be lifelong learners.


- To guide all children in becoming leaders, problem solvers, and listeners.


- To encourage appropriate relationships through parent and community involvement in the school.


Our Goal:



Hodgesville Elementary School will have an increase of at least 1.0 GE growth for 40% of our students as based on beginning of the year to end of the year data for 2021 – 2022 end of year assessments for Math and English Language Arts.